Southwark free swim and gym (staff)

Southwark Council employees and Southwark residents are now able to use the swim and gym facilities for free in six of the borough’s leisure centres, operated by Everyone Active in partnership with Southwark Council. Registration is now open for Free Swim and Gym.

When is the offer available?

  • Anytime on Friday (subject to programmes and timetables)
  • Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm to close


Why is Southwark Council offering free swim and gym?

We’re investing in the health of our residents and Southwark Council employees. Over the last decade the council have put almost £50m worth of investment into leisure facilities in the borough and we are continuing to prove our commitment to getting Southwark active with this scheme.

We believe the best way to be proactive about health and wellbeing is by prevention, by making it easier for people to make healthier choices and to achieve a more active lifestyle.

To find out more and for answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

What do I need to do?

Sign up online here and complete your online induction to use the gym.*
Take proof of ID and address to your local centre to collect your membership card. You can do this from the following day after registration.

You can also manage your new Everyone Active account online by login in (top right corner). A confirmation email will be sent to you which will include ‘How to get your Pin’.

Eligibility for the Scheme

As a Southwark Council member of staff or Southwark Community School staff, you will need to provide your Staff ID (with your current name) and a Southwark Council / Southwark Community School Payslip dated within the last month. Printed online versions or a screenshot is acceptable.


* All residents who want to use the gym will need to complete an induction before they can do so. Doing your gym induction online is a quick and easy option, if you prefer to visit a centre in person for your induction, you can book onto the next available session at your local centre but please be aware that availability will be limited.